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Memorial to be held for Glenn Koons

The following information came to me from PMHCA on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 about an upcoming memorial service for Glenn Koons

“Glenn Koons was one of the pioneers in the Mental Health Recovery movement in PA. He was the President of the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association in PA, as well as an active member of NAMI of Berks County’s Board of Directors.

 One of the first Certified Peer Support Specialists in the state, he worked at Wernersville State Hospital, where there will be a memorial service for Glenn at Building 37 on October 3rd at 2:00 PM.   Please join the Wernersville SH community, and the consumers and providers of Berks County in remembering Glenn.”

“Wernersville State Hospital evacuation unprecedented”

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This article offers some followup to the evacuation of Wernersville State Hospital due to flooding which was the result of tropical storm Lee.  The article was found on the ReadingEagle.com website dated September 23, 2011

Related article indicating that folks were returning to Wernersville State Hospital the item is dated September 14, 2011

Respite Care Awareness Week Sept. 25 to October 1, 2011

Governor Tom Corbett signed a proclamation on August 29, 2011 stating that the week of September 25 through October 1, 2011 would be designated as Respite Care Awareness Week in Pennsylvania.  Follow this link to see a copy of the proclamation courtesy of PA Recovery …. http://www.parecovery.org/documents/2011_Respite_Proclamation.pdf

What’s new

I’ve added some new links to the page of Pennsylvania Organizations, and added the state seal to that page as well …. though I should note not everything on that page is a state government agency or organization.

With summer coming to an end and fall quickly approaching, I’ll be changing the theme for the blog, I just need to find a suitable header pic or if I’m lucky I’ll spot something cool to take a picture of and use it, but I’m considering also re-using the pic from last year … it’ll be a surprise to us all at this point 🙂



September is National Recovery Month

SAMHSA National Recovery Month Helpline graphic

SAMHSA National Recovery Month Helpline

“Courage and Recovery”

I found this video called “Courage and Recovery” by Pat Deegan and thought it was worth sharing here, it offers some insight into what courage is and how it can help us in our journey to recovery.


Mental health workers strive to improve awareness – AltoonaMirror.com – Altoona, PA | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information – The Altoona Mirror

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Blair County

Image via Wikipedia

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This article talks about the Blair County Mental Health services and offers some insite into how they are trying to improve what is being offered.

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